Carmike Cinemas Appoints Industry Veteran Thomas H. Wilkinson as Director of Real Estate and Development

  Carmike Cinemas Appoints Industry Veteran Thomas H. Wilkinson as Director of
  Real Estate and Development

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- November 13, 2012

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema
and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the appointment of Thomas
(Tom) H. Wilkinson, 44, as the Company’s new Director of Real Estate and
Development, effective immediately. Prior to joining Carmike, Mr. Wilkinson
served in a senior real estate managerial and development capacity for two
leading North American consumer retailers, premier outdoor destination store,
Bass Pro Shops and home improvement superstore, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Mr. Wilkinson was previously the Director of Real Estate at Bass Pro Shops for
six years and was responsible for implementing and overseeing the successful
expansion program that featured the chain’s unique anchor locations. While
identifying and reviewing a wide range of potential new sites and
redevelopment opportunities, he closely coordinated directly with the
organization’s owner and president, as well as its legal, acquisition,
engineering and brokerage teams. He also actively interfaced with national and
regional mall developers, retail landlords, local municipalities and other key
participants in the development process.

At Lowe’s, during a 12-year tenure, Mr. Wilkinson managed a team of site
development managers and administrative staff as the organization
significantly expanded its store footprint nearly four-fold to more than 1,300
locations by the time of his departure. In a typical year, as its Director of
Acquisition/Site Development, Mr. Wilkinson and his department evaluated
numerous potential opportunities, ultimately opening 35 to 40 stores annually
to meet company goals.

Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman stated,
“Tom is a great addition to our senior team given his wealth of retail-focused
real estate development experience at two very well-respected consumer chains.
He is joining Carmike at a perfect time to assist us in executing upon our new
phase of growth. We are actively targeting additional accretive acquisitions
and concurrently expanding our circuit organically through an aggressive
growth plan. We have set an interim goal of growing our circuit to 300 theatre
and 3,000 screens and are well along the path to achieving this milestone.”

About Carmike Cinemas (

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3-D cinema
deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. As of
September 30, 2012, Carmike had 232 theatres with 2,242 screens in 35 states.
Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,113 screens, including 208
theatres with 748 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also
includes 14 “Big D” large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring
state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating. As “America’s Hometown
Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus for its locations is small to
mid-sized communities.


JCIR – Investor Relations/Corporate Communications
Robert Rinderman or Jennifer Neuman, 212-835-8500
Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Richard B. Hare, 706-576-3416
Chief Financial Officer
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